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June 1997


Although the authors come from very different traditions (respectively, philosophy of science and social psychology; medical ethics and philosophy of psychology; and linguistics), these two books make remarkably similar points. The vision they express - that psychological phenomena like emotions, memory and thought are essentially social types - is in the air, and both books provide useful articulations.


Reprinted from Theory and Psychology, Volume 7, Issue 3, June 1997, pages 422-424.

NOTE: At the time of publication, the author Stanton Wortham was affiliated with Bates College. Currently June 2007, he is a faculty member of the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Date Posted: 05 June 2007

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